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Want to wear a dhoti?
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Want to wear a dhoti?

Wearing a dhoti isn't something you can learn with some sleight of hand, says Kishore Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Women say that draping a saree is easy, so wearing a dhoti should be a breeze, right? A few years ago, having received some trendy lungis from an artist in Colombo, I had thought to wear them to parties in the unisex fashion that young fashionistas carry off so effortlessly. Unfortunately, it didn't go down well. First, of course, was the trouble with the tying of ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Indian democracy is in the fight of its life

'And if you think this is alarmist nonsense, you are helping it happen,' says Mitali Saran.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Tuesday, September 5, was a terrible, difficult night, when news broke that outspoken Kannadiga journalist Gauri Lankesh had been murdered in Bengaluru. Lankesh was not in a conflict zone, or a riot, or a hostage crisis, or in any of the other dangerous situations that journalists often encounter. She was doing what working people do -- coming home in the evening, ...
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Food quiz: Do you know your sauces?

Soup up your food vocab!  Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   Does the food jargon found in cookbooks or on restaurant menus defeat you?How do you order when you can't even understand the damn dishes being offered? It's time, then, to upgrade your culinary quotient with this quiz!  INDIA: Trump made the following reference to India in his South Asian strategy: Another critical part of the South Asia strategy for America is to further develop its strategic ...
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Why every student should study abroad once in their lifetime

Presenting 6 incredible ways your life will change if you study abroad. Illustration by Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Want to know the world up and close? Then there's absolutely no alternative to studying abroad. Even if you have not considered pursuing further studies beyond your home turf or are in a dilemma about the return on investment of an overseas education, taking at least one course will work wonders.   Apart from helping you earn you a lifetime of experience, it will help you stage ...
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'Most immediate problem for India is overhang of private debt'

'Creation of a bad bank is politically a very difficult decision.' 'GST should have been simpler.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Kenneth Rogoff, professor of public policy and economics at Harvard University, tells Dilasha Seth on the sidelines of the Delhi Economics Conclave that public sector banks will need to take a one-time haircut to address non-performing assets (NPAs).  What is your assessment of the Indian economy, amid the slew of policy reforms undertaken recently? What ...
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Time for a little secular pragmatism?

With so much bad news, everybody is hunkering down in readiness for Mr Modi’s next radical Big Idea, says Kanika Datta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. There is nothing like a sustained economic slowdown to embolden the critics of this regime and its Parivar adjuncts. For this, due acknowledgement must go to respected party elder and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha. His article on the state of the economy in The Indian Express in late September explained, in the bluntest ...
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Super-rich young Indians have a new success mantra!

Nikita Puri and Dhruv Munjal explain why new-age businessmen are turning to exclusive, uber-rich clubs.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A speaker is addressing some 50 people. The audience, mainly comprising men attired in modish suits, listens intently, occasionally enraptured. A few scribble quick points on their notepads; the others politely nod in approval. The event is being played out at a five-star hotel in New Delhi, inside a quiet hall almost as large as a ballroom.   Once ...
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How easy sex is making men stay away from marriage

With porn on-demand and greater reproductive freedom, sex is a commodity available at any time. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com With the share of Americans ages 25-34 who are married dropping 13 per cent points from 2000 to 2014, sociologist Mark Regnerus blames it on 'cheap sex.' According to Regnerus, 'cheap sex' is an economic term meant to describe sex that has very little cost in terms of time or emotional investment, giving it little value, Fox News reported. Basing his ideas, ...
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6 ways to make a fortune when stocks crash

Experts suggest 6 ways to play stocks that tank suddenly and make money.Sanjay Kumar Singh listens in.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com When the price of a stock falls sharply on a single day, the immediate impulse is to exit On July 18, ITC shares fell 13 per cent after the Goods and Services Tax Council decided to increase the cess on cigarettes. Often, when a stock witnesses a big decline within a day, a herd mentality sets in and investors stampede towards the exit. Experts suggest that ...
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The politics of grievance

'A class antagonism of rich versus poor took the colouring of a communal confrontation,' says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   A small and ugly riot broke out in the capital's satellite city of Noida on July 12. A 26-year-old Muslim maid went missing from an apartment in a prosperous housing society. When she did not return home to the nearby slum at night, a large crowd gathered and began stoning the building; its residents were expectedly terrified. The dispute turned ...
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